Hinge Promotes Michelle Parsons to Chief Product Officer
In July 2021, Hinge promoted Michelle Parsons to Chief Product Officer. As Chief Product Officer, Michelle focuses on both enhancing the user experience through product innovations and developing internal systems that will help scale product development.
Having met her partner of five years on Hinge, Michelle leverages her personal experience using the app to bring a unique perspective to product development. As a part of the LGBTQIA+ community, she understands the challenge of finding a space that feels welcoming and is committed to creating an inclusive app experience for all. She supported the integration of in-app features on Hinge — including choice of pronouns and sexual orientation descriptors — to do just that. In the near term, Michelle and her team are prioritizing four primary product areas: self-expression, interaction, inclusion and user discovery.
“As someone who found love on Hinge, I know the profound impact of what we do every day. I’m passionate about continuing to innovate across the platform to create the most impactful and supportive experience for our users,” Michelle said. “At Hinge, our product team has a huge opportunity to drive fresh innovation, not only within our app experience, but also to lead the industry as a whole. I’m excited for the product updates and innovations we’ll be sharing in the coming months.”